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View Diary: Tom Vilsack explains why Republicans have failed at demonizing food stamp recipients (58 comments)

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    Luckily, SNAP has a pretty powerful lobby on its side: the food industry.  Everyone involved in that industry likes being able to sell food to food-stamp recipients: the grocery stores, the food manufacturers, the farmers... everyone!

    The right-wingers love to complain about food stamps van't just be used to buy rice and lentils.  It wasn't Obama who put the current SNAP rules in place (which are lenient aside from the tiny size of the benefits):  it was Bush II, at the behest of a food industry which didn't want to restrict what types of food could be bought with food stamps.

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